Glenda McLeod represented me several years ago when I initiated divorce proceedings and sought sole custody of my young daughter. As a single father, I was concerned that I would have a battle to fight; although I had the full support of family and friends, I was aware of the perspective, right or wrong, that fathers may face unfair challenges, if not bias, when seeking equitable outcomes in family court. Glenda's professional demeanor, straight-forward communication, unwavering support, and extensive knowledge of family law assured me that she would pursue and achieve the best possible outcome for my child while protecting my parental rights. I was justly awarded sole custody and have raised my daughter in accordance with the court order Glenda secured on my behalf.
My daughter has truly flourished in my loving care, and I have encouraged and facilitated her relationship with her mother. I found myself in need of Glenda’s counsel for a second time, however; my ex-wife initiated proceedings to change the custody order. For the sake of brevity, I will say that our positions on what is truly best for our daughter are not only in direct conflict, but they are diametrically opposed. We have navigated each step of the family court process and we are now on the verge of commencing trial.
When I began my search for legal counsel, it was imperative that I find an attorney whose motivation would be preserving my child's best interests first and foremost, and not exacerbating or amplifying conflict between the parties involved. I wanted someone beside me who would accurately represent and reflect who I am as a person and a parent. I wanted to work with someone who would be direct and honest in our exchanges, someone who would share important information with me, and not waste my time or modest income. I wanted someone who would be effective, aggressive when necessary, and strategic when maneuvering my case through the family court system. Glenda has done all of the above with the utmost skill and integrity.
Whether you're going through a difficult divorce or trying to determine the custody/access of a shared child, family court is emotionally taxing, financially costly, and more often than not, can prevent people from focusing on their futures. Glenda has given me confidence that there is light at the end of this long tunnel, that I have someone who is compassionate, trustworthy and knowledgeable in my corner, who recognizes the enormity of the responsibility her clients place upon her. Glenda has surpassed my expectations with conviction and determination. Her genuine warmth and strength of character have made this process easier for me along the way. I have recommended Glenda's legal services to friends and family, and I will do so again and again, without reservation. My gratitude cannot be fully expressed.
April 15, 2013
We found Glenda D. McLeod and her assistant, Kelly Bolduc, very effective in helping us respond to a court case launched against us ten months ago. Initially we felt vulnerable and fearful of the outcome, including high legal costs. Glenda’s strong but persuasive performance in court and in the settlement meeting turned the case around, much to our relief. We are now looking forward to receiving the cheque that will be about four times our legal cost and pay for a trip with our children and grandchildren to Disneyworld.
Hugh and Lynda Scoggan
April 23, 2013
Kelly – I appreciate you and Glenda for everything you have done for me. I don't deal well with these types of legal issues and you both were understanding and helpful when I struggled and didn't understand. Again, thanks for everything, very happy with the outcome.
June 5, 2017